Sony Xperia Z1

  • Sony Xperia Z1
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Based on 143 scores, 418 reviews available
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    71
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    62
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The Xperia Z1 is the new flagship handset from Sony, it comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, featuring a 2.2 GHz quad-core and Adreno 330 GPU. There's also 2 GB of RAM as well as 16 GB of storage expandable through the microSD. The X1 is also waterproof and features a 20.7-megapixel camera.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 75

Sony already tried to capture the minds of consumers earlier this year with a flagship Android device. The Xperia Z was a decent enough device when it launched, but when the competition hit hard a few months later, the Z fell a little behind. A slick...

By mobilephones.com on 84

Available in three colours, the Sony Xperia Z1 looks sleek and elegant; it's perfectly suited to those who don't want to have their phone stand out all of the time, whilst looking extremely smooth.Nearly the entire phone itself is glass, with just the...

By Phone Arena on

With a larger, better display, faster processor, longer battery life, stereo speakers, and 4K video recording, the Z2 looks like an obvious pick before the Z1, especially considering that it is housed in the same footprint. Do these enhancements...

By Phone Arena on 75

We knew that the Huawei Ascend P7 and the Oppo Find 7a, along with their 13MP cameras, had plenty of potential, but we didn't expect them to be this good. We were surprised by all the detail that the Find 7a captured in its photos, while the images...

By Phone Arena on 76

So, we wanted to know how the 16MP camera on the Samsung Galaxy S5 performs, and the results from our comparison are now in. The answer is not going to surprise anyone – the phone is ideal for taking photos and videos under a broad range of...

By Phone Arena on

The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z1 offer two very distinct vessels to enjoy Android KitKat. Sony's handset is the one with the more premium, steel-and-glass waterproof design, while Samsung counters with a plastic water-resistant chassis, that...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

The Xperia Z1 is at the top of the smartphone camera pile with a 20-megapixel sensor, the same area as a compact camera. The f2.0 lens is housed in a waterproof body that is large by smartphone standards, bigger even than the Nokia 1020. The 12.5cm display has a very high 441ppi resolution. There is 16GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for an additional 64GB. Construction is elegant,...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

DxO Labs ranks the Xperia Z1 No. 2 on its Mobile Mark scale, between the Nokia Pureview and the iPhone 5s. It feels as though there is a great camera struggling to get out of a good camera. The 20mp image is reduced to 5mp for output and degraded...

By Phone Arena on

After all that we’ve said about the LG G Pro 2 and the Sony Xperia Z1, you’re probably still wondering about the one big question that we have not answered yet: which one should you buy?For us, both handsets are more or less on par. Both are very...

By Whathifi.com on 100

Much like the Xperia Z, this is a brilliant smartphone not just for sophisticated picture and sound quality that's a cut above most rivals but also as an all-round package.The design is sleek, if not the most manageable, the camera is reliable, the...

By Phone Arena on

The Sony Xperia Z1 and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact are two phones that have quite a lot in common. They share the same OmniBalance design that's typical for Sony's smartphones, they're both waterproof, and they both pack the hardware specs we've come...

By Phone Arena on

To say that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a remarkable device would be a huge understatement. It is a phone that boldly breaks the status quo among Android high-ends – a phone the very existence of which proves that a top-notch Android device can...

By Phone Arena on

Sony's miniaturized version of its flagship Xperia Z1 – the Xperia Z1 Compact – arrived at the smartphone arena to an expectedly enthusiastic fanfare. It ventures into previously uncharted land, as while competitors from HTC and Samsung have already...

By makeuseof.com on

When Sony sells you a smartphone for $600, it's making a promise. Actually, it makes a whole bunch of them: Power, beauty, waterproof protection, and everyday utility. Can this slab of metal and glass do it all?To find out, we bought a retail unit and...

By techview.co on

Both the LG Nexus 5 and the Sony Xperia Z1 are destined to be two of the biggest smartphones of the year. The Nexus 5 has already sold in its millions whilst the Xperia Z1 is the best Android camera centric smartphone – if the Nokia Lumia 1020 with its...

By TechRadar AU on 80

The Xperia Z1 is another all-round great phone from Sony, just like the barely-out-of-short-trousers Xperia Z it replaces. It has a superb display at times, a large battery that easily sails through a day of hardcore use, and one of the best cameras...

By InsideHW on

Sony Mobile started a new chapter of their smartphone design with Xperia Z. The refreshment was very welcome and Sony sold a large amount of smartphones since then, and Xperia Z, as a pioneer in this undertaking, proved to be an excellent device. In an...

By techview.co on

Think of a smartphone for 2013 and chances are the Sony Xperia Z1 and the Apple iPhone 5S will be on your list. Both smartphones are the latest their companies have to offer with Sony bringing the best of Sony to their mobile platform whilst Apple have...

By geeksquad.co.uk on

Sony has recently released the Xperia Z1, a waterproof Android handset packed with power and boasting a 20MP Camera. Agent Naish gets hands on and finds out if Sony has made a top Android contender.RRP: £549 Sim FreeThe Xperia Z1 doesn't come cheap, but...

By Phone Arena on

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on our news feed, then you might have noticed that the Google Nexus 5 has been getting quite a lot of attention as of late. And that should come as no surprise since the handset is pretty great, as we concluded in...